I quit coffee and pretty much all processed sugar on the same day.
Apparently I like to torture myself.
J/k. I actually feel so much better once I detox from the caffeine and sugar.
Thankfully, the withdrawal has been minimal, and I'm giving all the credit to 2 things:
1. Young Living's Ningxia Red high antioxidant drink
2. Coconut Energy Bites
I looked at several recipes that I found online for inspiration, and then in the end I just threw some things in the food processor and hoped for the best. Man. I was not disappointed. They are super yummy (I'm a hard sell), and are really good for you. Omega 3s and the good sugar. And they help me get through the afternoon slump, which means they've endeared themselves to me forever. ha
Make some and try them out! It's easy peasy.
COCONUT ENERGY BITES
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
10-12 pitted dates
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Throw everything into a food processor until it starts to stick together and ball up. Line a 9x9 baking pan with wax paper, leaving the width of the pan in wax paper hanging out. Pour the mixture onto it. Press it down making sure that it's an even thickness throughout. Cover with the excess paper and press down. The oil from the nuts will make it stick. Place in freezer for an hour or until it firms up. Cut into bite size bars and transfer to a sealed dish. Store in refrigerator.
They'll stay good in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, and in the freezer for 3 months.
I've also made Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites (on the right in the picture) and Pumpkin Spice Bites. I'll share those recipes soon!